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May. 10, 1928
Caucasian Male / 47 yrs. of age
U.S. Bureau of Prohibition
Federal Prohibition Agent
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Thu. May. 10, 1928
Federal Prohibition Agent James Capen was shot and killed as he and another officer raided a still near Cumberland, Wyoming. The suspect was granted to permission to retrieve his hat and coat but returned from his house with a rifle and shot Agent Capen in the abdomen.
The other agent returned fire, striking the suspect six times. The agent then took Agent Capen and the suspect to a hospital where they both died.